Aboriginal scars from frontier wars, 18 March 2020

A long-running archaeology project, funded by the Australian Research Council, has been looking into what happened to Aboriginal men who were recruited to the Queensland Native Mounted Police, their involvement in 'the frontier wars' and the resultant trauma that impacted their lives. Read more about this story in EurekaAlert! [...]

2020-03-20T15:33:07+11:00March 20th, 2020|

Friends of Myall Creek competition entries close 31 May 2021

Thoughts 'N' Dreams Competition 2021 Theme Friends of Myall Creek Memorial student art, writing and song competition entries close Monday 31st May 2021. Enter now. More details at: https://myallcreek.org/2021/04/05/thoughts-n-dreams-competition/

2021-05-05T10:48:34+10:00May 5th, 2021|

Calls to reinvent Anzac Day to Remember Frontier Conflicts

Many Australians are calling for Anzac Day to be reinvented as attendances at services have plummeted in recent years, so writes Romain Fathi of Flinders University today (21 April 2021) in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/crowds-at-dawn-services-have-plummeted-in-recent-years-its-time-to-reinvent-anzac-day-157313? While big crowds at Anzac Day services a few years ago may have been partly [...]

2021-04-28T17:16:22+10:00April 21st, 2021|

10th Frontier Wars Remembrance March, Canberra, Anzac Day

MEDIA ALERT   21 April 2021   10th Frontier Wars Remembrance March Assembling from 10 am Anzac Day, 25 April 2021 Cnr Anzac Parade & Constitution Ave, Parkes, Canberra, ACT 2600 All welcome and bring a banner for the unmarked killing fields. Least We Forget the Frontier Wars “We must be persistent [...]

2021-04-21T17:03:01+10:00April 21st, 2021|

Mervyn Bishop Exhibition on show in Canberra

Mervyn Bishop by Greg Lee Mervyn Bishop: The Exhibition National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm until 1 August 2021 Tickets: $13 adult / $10 concession and Friends of the NFSA / $9 groups / FREE for under 18s. Come and see photographs [...]

2021-03-27T12:24:14+11:00March 27th, 2021|

First Nations’ Views of Endeavour Voyage come to life in exhibition

Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians  Daily until 26 April 2021, 9.00 am–5 pm FREE, Timed ticketing If you live in Canberra, or are visiting the nation's capital, the National Museum of Australia is showing an exhibition about Cook's 1770 voyage to Australia. Until [...]

2021-03-27T11:23:40+11:00March 27th, 2021|

Mount Dispersion recognised as a Declared Aboriginal Place

Mount Dispersion, site of a massacre of Aboriginal people in 1836, has been recognised as a Declared Aboriginal Place. The gazettal, on 24 April 2020, of the site gives it legal recognition and protection as a significant site under New South Wales law. On 27 May 2020, 184 years ago, [...]

2020-06-04T11:45:10+10:00June 4th, 2020|

Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony 2020 cancelled, goes virtual

Owing to the corona virus pandemic, the 20th anniversary Myall Creek Memorial ceremony has been cancelled. However the Friends of Myall Creek are planning a virtual Annual Gathering. Read more from the Friends below.   This year marks a significant milestone for the Myall Creek Memorial, being the 20th [...]

2020-05-15T18:06:06+10:00May 15th, 2020|

Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians

Although the National Museum of Australia is not open to the public due to the corona virus pandemic, anyone interested in the anniversary of the 250th voyage of HMS Endeavour and the untold stories from First Nations' perspectives can view the museum's exhibition about the voyage online. Watch Endeavour [...]

2020-05-15T17:33:21+10:00May 15th, 2020|

1770 and all that from Inside Story

Hamish McDonald reports for Inside Story today, 29 April 2020, on the anniversary festival at Cook's landing place that had to be abandoned because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the article at: https://insidestory.org.au/1770-and-all-that/ Replica of HMS Endeavour This year, the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's voyage on HMS [...]

2020-04-29T17:07:18+10:00April 29th, 2020|

Aboriginal leaders contest Dharawal words spoken as Cook landed

Today, 29 April 2020, is 250 years since Captain James Cook and crew from HMS Endeavour landed at Kundal, known in English as Kurnell, on Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. But Aboriginal leaders are contesting what was said on Cook's landing at Kundal. According to the diary [...]

2020-04-29T16:17:56+10:00April 29th, 2020|
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